Travel Industry sales are booming, and there’s never been a better time to join The Travel Franchise.
Travel is booming. Whether its UK city breaks, long-haul holidays, or cruises; sales in the travel industry are growing rapidly.
Recent stats from the likes of ABTA and Travel Weekly confirm that holiday sales are on the up, and there is nothing to indicate signs of them slowing down. For the last 7 years, the number of people booking holidays has only increased, with a whopping 46.9 million holidays abroad taken in 2018 alone, and 54.7 million EU trips made (despite Brexit looming over us).
This just proves that the demand for holidays isn’t going away, and with such a positive start to 2019, these stats are only set to increase in the year to come. But where are customer’s booking these holidays? Surely they just book online I hear you ask. Wrong!
Here’s a breakdown….
- 40% of holiday bookings are made through a travel agent
- 76% of the population take at least one holiday
- 80% percent of those who took an overseas holiday also had a UK break (and the remaining percent booked a second overseas trip).
This suggests there is a huge opportunity to make sales from existing customers, making holiday sales even easier for our Travel Consultants.
What does this mean for us?
The busiest month of the year for the travel industry has just drawn to a close, and what a month it has been. Our January sales have already been considerably higher than last year’s, which has given us a really great start to the year, and we’re set to see this trend continue throughout 2019.
We understand that one of the most common doubts our Travel Consultants and prospective franchisees have is whether they will be able to find enough customers and make enough sales. This would be a concern of anyone going into any kind of business for the first time. However, one of the best things about the travel industry is there are always people looking to go on holiday. Always.
Think of your friends and family, and their friends and family. It is likely that at some point throughout the year, they will take a holiday. Whether it’s an overseas trip or a weekend break in the UK, it’s still a holiday. And that makes them a potential customer of yours.
Trends for 2019
A holiday trend that is big for this year is cruising. It is estimated that 2 million people will cruise this year, with 1.1 million of those being from the UK, and nearly 20 million nights spent on board ships by UK holiday makers.
This is a fantastic opportunity for our Travel Consultants to take advantage of, and that’s just a small percentage of the holidays that will be booked this year, so the earning potential from cruise bookings alone is huge, but by no means the only potential for earning in 2019.
After reviewing 2018’s stats, it is thought that 60% of the population will spend the same or more in 2019, and with 106 million domestic and overseas holidays sold last year, it certainly won’t be a struggle finding potential customers.
So if you’re thinking of making a career change, the travel industry is a no brainer. As a Travel Consultant at The Travel Franchise, you get to be your own boss, with the power of a hugely successful and growing brand behind you.
Our Travel Consultants have access to over 12 million holiday options, which really puts us ahead of the game in the industry.
To find out more about joining The Travel Franchise, check out our Discovery Site or give us a call on 0800 0848128.